Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. Dir: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort With: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller 114 mins.
The Way He Looks
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro With: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim Drama | Romance 96 mins.
From Beginning to End
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Short after facing the failure of an attempt to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, friend of the victim. Motivated by the circumstances, Donato decides to begin a new life in Berlin, but pieces of his past are coming after him. Dir: Karim Aïnouz With: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa Drama 106 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Rio, I Love You
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga With: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance 110 mins.
As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto
Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic. Dir: Miguel Gomes With: Joana de Verona, Cristina Alfaiate, Gonçalo Waddington Drama 381 mins.
A satire on anti-communist paranoia in the days of fascist dictatorship in Portugal. The series follows the adventures of the "Lusitanian superhero"... Dir: João Leitão With: Gonçalo Waddington, David Chan Cordeiro, José Pinto Comedy 106 mins.